How often does the Group meet?
We meet every other Tuesday morning from 7-8.45 am.
Meetings are generally held in an around the Leeds area. Members with premises that can host the numbers in the Group invite us to their offices – this helps to gain a better and up-to-date understanding of their business and how it operates.
How are the meetings structured?
The Group is chaired by a member on a rotational basis of 6 monthly periods. The current Chair will control the agenda which typically runs as follows:
- Introduction and welcome to members and visitors
- Ten minute presentation by the host member
- Short presentations by members
- Passing of business referrals
- Update on successful referrals and collaborations
- Business training and social diary opportunities
- Members business issues or challenges
- Recruitment of new members
As a member am I expected to attend every meeting?
Whilst there are no strict rules about attendance, it is expected that as a courtesy to other members you miss as few meetings as possible, and if you have a colleague or associate you invite them to represent you.
What is the best way to get to know other members?
The ten minute presentation is the best way to showcase your business and your personality. Following the presentation there is an opportunity to answer questions and interact with the Group.
1-2-1 meetings with other members are encouraged to explore mutual opportunities, contacts and potential introductions. These don’t take long and are generally organised at members’ convenience over a coffee. Growing relationships with other members establishes trust and confidence to start the process of passing referrals and recommendations.
How are new members recruited?
Membership is by invitation only and we have a strict policy that members business interests should not conflict. Members may bring potential members along to a meeting as guests. That way, both parties gain the best possible appreciation of how the applicant might fit and integrate into SHARE.
An application is then submitted and voted on by the Group. Once a member is accepted a joining fee is chargeable and then an annual subscription payable each January.
If would like to be attend a meeting as a visitor, please complete the contact form and we will be in touch.